a skein, as of thread or yarn.
a definite length of thread or yarn: A hank of cotton yarn measures 840 yards.
a coil, knot, or loop: a hank of hair.
Nautical. a ring, link, or shackle for securing the luff of a staysail or jib to its stay or the luff or head of a gaff sail to the mast or gaff.
Nautical. to fasten (a sail) by means of hanks.
- un·hanked, adjective
Other definitions for Hank (2 of 2)
a male given name, form of Henry.
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How to use hank in a sentence
Ladies are encouraged to celebrate fall while mixing and mingling at the Up Bar and outdoor patio space of hank’s Oyster Bar.
I was a bit bothered when hank didn’t seem to believe in objective truth.Treat Your Kids Like the Little Philosophers They Are | Scott Hershovitz | May 20, 2022 | Time
One night, hank and his older brother, Rex, got into an argument about the nature of truth.Treat Your Kids Like the Little Philosophers They Are | Scott Hershovitz | May 20, 2022 | Time
You went to Montana to live deliberately, à la hank, and you’ve been deliberate indeed.
She made headlines last week by accusing hank’s team of offering her $5 million to drop out of the race – an allegation hank denied.Border Report: Mexico’s Massive Election, at a Glance | Gustavo Solis | June 7, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Ex-AIG CEO Maurice ‘hank’ Greenberg is in court seeking $40 billion from the government over its massive bailout.Remember the $182 Billion AIG Bailout? It Just Wasn’t Generous Enough | Daniel Gross | October 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And sitting down is a bald man who looks like hank from Breaking Bad.The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con | Sujay Kumar | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
hank was not hit but the U.S. soldier was shot multiple times in his legs.Obama Went to War to Save Them, But They Can’t Get U.S. Visas | Christine van den Toorn, Sherizaan Minwalla | September 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
"Palmer has earned the right to be a hero here," Orioles general manager hank Peters once said.
hank Aaron, Bob Gibson, Coleman Young—Wheeler wrote all their autobigraphies.
I held up my two hands and she put the hank over them, and went on talking about her and her husband's matters.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
She went and got the lump of lead and fetched it back, and brought along a hank of yarn which she wanted me to help her with.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Smith and Godby were on one hank, and Wheeler, cautiously feeling his way, hung dangerously upon the other.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
hank Butts sat midway down on the deck-house, yawning as though he would like to turn in.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants | H. Irving Hancock
Skipper Tom Halstead now came forward, though he did not take the wheel from hank.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants | H. Irving Hancock
British Dictionary definitions for hank
a loop, coil, or skein, as of rope, wool, or yarn
nautical a ringlike fitting that can be opened to admit a stay for attaching the luff of a sail
a unit of measurement of cloth, yarn, etc, such as a length of 840 yards (767 m) of cotton or 560 yards (512 m) of worsted yarn
(tr) nautical to attach (a sail) to a stay by hanks
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